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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with the juice of over 10,000 luscious pomegranates, ORIGIN is a complex, rich and balanced Imperial Amber Ale with a truly unique character. The pomegranate juice is added during fermentation, leaving only the residual sugars, which serve to balance the hop bitterness.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 3, 2008
650ml/22oz bottle bought at Firefly in Vancouver. Poured into a curved pint glass with a good white head that diminished fairly rapidly, although leaving lace on the glass. Clear amber with moderate carbonation. Fruity aroma, detecting the grapefruit from the Centennial and some pomegranate. Taste starts off sweet, malty, and fruity; finishing citrusy bitter. Medium-bodied, getting somewhat syrupy as it warms up. Warming from the alcohol that’s less apparent when the beer is cooler. Overall, I found this to be an interesting beer that defies easy stylistic characterization. I’d like to try it with food, like a pomegranate-marinated broiled or roast chicken.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours translucent reddish brown with a very small dissipating head, ringed retention with thin island, fast steady big bubble streams. Nose: acidic-tangy pomegranate mixed with sweet barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: thicker-fizzy-crisp Mid-palate: dissipiting soft sour-sustained tangy acidity, (lvl-6-sweetness), burnt brown sugar & pomegranate, toasted barley malt Finish: pomegranate fruity, toasted malt exhale, subtle soft bitter hops. Summary: I very much liked the wide range of taste sensations incorporating sweet-tangy-acidic-sour-toasted-bitter-alcohol; lots to experience with a very nice balance and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madchemist83 (239) - USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aromas of caramel, cherry, pomegranate molasses. Appears reddish brown with small head. Almost like a barley wine but a bit spritzier. Has caramel aftertaste with good balance. Not overly sweet but a bit simple. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2016
On Draught
Pours a deep orange color with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The Aroma is faint and oddly grainy with a little fruitiness.

The flavor has a nice toasty maltiness & a good tart fruitiness. It’s got a little bit of caramel & a bit of bitterness. Lightly sweet, fine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2015
22 oz bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Hazy reddish amber appearance with a lingering beige head and light lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel, toffee, toasted grain, light yeast, brown sugar, pomegranates and just a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, fruity and malty with mild sweetness and light hop bitterness. Medium to full body. Not bad overall.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of booze, subtle poms and light citrus. Taste has subtle fruit, but is pretty boozy for a fruit beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tastes like a lollipop got stuck underneath the car seat. Gross. Not a fan.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2015
22 oz bottle, likely at least 4 years old. Misty orange brown with a few edgy bubbles. Nose is toffee, pomegranate, dank basement and green hay. Dull medium body with a watery tang. Taste is stale bubblegum, clove, dried apple and raspberry jam. Obviously past peak but a bit surprising how far its fallen.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2528) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft at a random Irish pub in midtown. Pours a purple brown CPR with a lot of fizz bubbles. Taste comes off as dish soap in the beginning and end with a hint of fruit. Don't know if it's the booze or if the glass or beer were skunky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma of hard candy, grain, and slight tart fruit. Light amber pour with a slight white head that doesn’t retain. Taste is of caramel, tart fruit, high alpha hops. It’s a dry beer overall considering the 8% abv. I think it goes down very well, with the slight sour of the pomegranates and the bitterness of the hops balancing the sweetness of the malt. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - Pomegranate is such a mild tasting fruit that I’m surprised brewers use it in beers. But if they want a mild tasting beer, use a mild tasting fruit!! So this beer is just okay, with nothing inherently awful, but since it lacks character it’s kinda perceived that way. Alcohol, light toffee, fresh bread and just a smidge of fruit. Sweet toffe-like malts, soft hop character with just a shadow of fruit flavor. It could have been cumquats, starfruit on lychee in there...hell, the fruit was so insignifigant there could have been nothing in there for all it know. Kinda lame.


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